I honestly called this very occurrence not less than three months ago. When SEGA first showed off MadWorld, and all its bloody glory, I knew it was just a matter of time before it was called into question and deemed unsuitable for public consumption. It didn’t even take my 6-month ballpark estimate for a British news outlet to jump in and prove me 100% correct.
MadWorld, for those who are unfamiliar, is a Wii-exclusive that comes in shades of gray, with plenty of blood splattered about just for good measure. Yes, it’s extremely violent, and yes, it’s almost entirely gratuitous, but the game does honestly look like a hell of a lot of fun. It seems that gamers in the UK may never get a chance to experience it though, at least if John Beyer of Mediawatch-UK has anything to say about it, “I hope the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will view this with concern and decide it should not be granted a classification.”
Well, John, I sure hope you’re wrong, because while you may not see it as a wholesome form of entertainment, plenty of us will enjoy playing it. It’s just a matter of time before someone on the stateside of things jumps into the mix, and I’ll be waiting with my pen and paper ready as soon as they do.